Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition caused by the compression of the median nerve. The median nerve controls hand movement and sensation as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. A compressed median nerve can lead to various symptoms affecting the hand and wrist.


Common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers. It can also cause pain that radiates from the wrist up the arm, particularly at night or during activities that involve repetitive hand movements.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often caused by repetitive hand and wrist movements that lead to irritation and inflammation of the tendons in the carpal tunnel. Other contributing factors may include wrist injury, certain medical conditions such as diabetes or arthritis, and anatomical factors that narrow the carpal tunnel.

Risk Factors

  • Repetitive hand and wrist movements, such as typing or assembly line work
  • Prolonged use of vibrating tools or equipment
  • Female gender, as women are more prone to developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Certain health conditions like diabetes or obesity
  • Genetic predisposition, as some individuals may have a family history of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, increases their likelihood of developing the condition.


  • Take regular breaks from repetitive hand movements to rest and stretch the wrists and hands.
  • Maintain good posture and ergonomics while working, especially for activities involving the hands and wrists.
  • Use wrist splints or braces during activities that may exacerbate symptoms.
  • Engage in exercises that strengthen the muscles of the hand, wrist, and forearm to support the carpal tunnel and reduce strain.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle to reduce the risk of conditions such as obesity and diabetes, which are associated with an increased likelihood of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Atlas Physiotherapy offers hands-on therapies that can complement the recovery process for diagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Hands-on therapy, such as physiotherapy, can alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by reducing inflammation, improving wrist flexibility, and strengthening supporting muscles to alleviate pressure on the median nerve.

Contact our team for more information on how we can help you get back to doing what you enjoy.